Things to do

Joe’s Beerhouse

Joe’s Beerhouse originally opened up in Grimm Street, in 1990. The word got out about the delectable menu options, and the pub’s popularity grew immensely. In 1992, it was relocated to Independence Avenue. The idea behind the pub was to provide Windhoek’s community with an easygoing place to grab a bite, or have a refreshing drink. The menu is mouthwatering; an impeccable blend of Namibian and German cuisine. The assortment of dishes includes Kudu steak, Gemsbok fillet, Eisbein and Sauerkraut, as well as vegetarian options. This truly gives everyone a reason to stop by. If you are looking to simply stop by for a drink or two, you are just as spoilt for choice. There is a multitude of local and imported beers, spirits, schnapps and non-alcoholic beverages. Bookings are essential, due to the overwhelming number of visits. Klein Windhoek Guesthouse will be more than happy to arrange everything for you, and book a reservation for you.

Daan Viljoen Game Reserve

Situated 18km west of Windhoek is the smallest of National Parks in Namibia. Having been established in 1962, it gained its name from the former South African Administrator who played a large role in bringing the park to life. Owing to the fact that the Park is at a higher altitude than Windhoek, the summer nights are much cooler at the Park than in the city. This in no way stops the Park from being an extremely favourable spot for nature lovers. The dam has a constant influx of water, which attracts over 200 bird species. The bungalows, camping sites and picnic areas take full advantage of the dazzling dam landscape. Wherever you choose to relax, you can rest assured that your 360° view will be invaluable. Even though there are no large predators at the Park, the Blue Wildebeest, Eland, Kudu, Oryx, Springbok and Klipspringer are perpetual visitors. Contact our Klein Windhoek Guesthouse for a hassle-free entry booking. Keeping in mind that Daan Viljoen Game Reserve is a National Park, remuneration is payable to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism.

Owela Museum

The name Owela is derived from a traditional African game played with pebbles. The museum is located on Robert Mugabe Avenue in the city centre, 600m from the main building of the National Museum of Namibia. There are specimens of natural history to be seen, and perception of the first populations of Africa to be gained. Owela Museum shows real appreciation for their ingenuity, cognition and hand construction. The younger visitors will relish in the “touch room,” where the exhibits come alive. The museum lobby has alternating displays; so no matter how many times you visit, you will always learn something new. Entrance is free, but visitors are asked to consider making a donation towards AIDS charity funding.

Hofmeyer Walk

This is an impressive and grandiose walking trail that takes you through the Klein Windhoek Valley. In order to fully delight in this wonderful gift from nature, visitors should plan to spend an hour on the track. The views of the city are all-encompassing and awe-inspiring. The real draw card is the close-up view of the aloes that dominate the surrounding vegetation. The aloes are at their finest in winter, when the auroral red flowers enchant various bird species. Hofmeyer Walk can commence at either Sinclair or Uhland Street, and ends at the corner of Orban and Anderson Street. You will walk through bushland, and be able to experience the rawest version of Windhoek. To prepare yourself adequately for the walk, chat to our friendly Klein Windhoek Guesthouse staff for more insight into the area. We can also happily arrange transport to the starting point, or pick you up afterwards.

Exploring Central Windhoek

Many eloquent historical architecture examples are found in central Windhoek; a true haven for history buffs. Christuskirche, the gardens of Tintenpalast, House of Parliament and the railway station northwest of the city centre are just some of the monuments worth visiting. The meteorite shower of Gibeon is located in Post Mall Street, which also happens to be the supreme spot to do some souvenir shopping. The bronze Kudu statue is found at the intersection of Independence Avenue and John Meinhert Street. The Reiterdenkmal cenotaph honouring a Schutztkuppe soldier from the German-Herero war is located at the Alte Forte, in close proximity to the National Museum. For those who wish to indulge in some cultural sightseeing, art galleries and museums are aplenty. Transport can easily be arranged through our guesthouse. We can also organize car rental for you, if you wish to traverse through Central Windhoek on your own.

Guests staying at the Klein Windhoek Guesthouse can book any of the above activities through our guesthouse, as well as have transport to and from the sights organized.

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